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Galileo's Daughter: A Drama of Science, Faith and Love
 

Galileo's Daughter: A Drama of Science, Faith and Love (EPUB ebook – ePub Text only edition)

By Sobel, Dava

From the international best-selling author of Longitude, Galileo's Daughter is the fascinating story of the relationship between the great Italian scientist Galileo and his daughter, Virginia. Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was the foremost scientist of his day, 'the father of mod...ern physics - indeed of modern science altogether' in the words of Albert Einstein. Though he never left the Italy of his birth, his inventions and discoveries were heralded around the world. His telescopes allowed him to reveal a new reality in the heavens and to defend the astounding proposition that the Earth actually moves around the Sun. For this belief he faced the Holy Office of the Inquisition and was subsequently tried for heresy and threatened with torture. Galileo is brought to life here as never before - a man boldly compelled to explain the truths he discovered, human in his frailties and faith, devoted to family and, especially, to his daughter. Since there could be no hope of marriage for his illegitimate daughter Galileo placed her, aged thirteen, in a convent near him in Florence. She proved to be his greatest source of strength through his most difficult years. Through letters, contemporary writings, their voices are brought to vivid life and woven into Dava Sobel's compelling narrative. Galileo's Daughter tells the story of the most dramatic collision in history between science and religion. Dava Sobel illuminates an entire era, when the flamboyant Medici Grand Dukes became Galileo's patrons, when the Bubonic plague destroyed a generation and prayer was the most effective medicine, when one man fought to reconcile the Heaven he revered as a good Catholic with the heavens he revealed through his telescope. Galileo's Daughter is a rich and unforgettable story. Note that it has not been possible to include the same picture content that appeared in the original print version.
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ISBN 9780007382019
Published 28 Apr 2011
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9780007382019
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Fourth Estate
Released 28 Apr 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook – ePub Text only edition
Edition ePub Text only edition
Author(s) By Sobel, Dava
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
Fiction
History
Religion & Beliefs
Christian communities & monasticism
Science: General Issues
History Of Science
Popular Science
Astronomy, Space & Time
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 509.2
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Religious & Spiritual
ONIX Text General/trade

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